New COVID Variant Causing Officials to Lose Their Minds Once Again
The UK and Israel already banned flights from southern Africa countries.
It is never going to end. There is a reason why we get a new flu shot every year. There is a reason why some people with the flu shot still get the flu. Viruses mutate! They mutate all the freaking time.
I guess COVID is special because officials freak out when a new COVID mutation comes out. They vomit all the hyperbole they can to keep the sheep scared and in line.
Need proof? When the vaccines came out normalcy started to come back and politicians like Fauci went to the wayside.
All of a sudden, the dangerous Delta variant came around, forcing the politicians back to the forefront.
But now the Delta variant is no longer a concern. People are letting down their guard! They’re starting to go back to normal and not paying attention to politicians.
Fauci and politicians are on the verge of losing their celebrity status! So of course a new deadly variant has been discovered.
The World Health Organization (WHO) attended a special meeting on Friday because of the B.1.1.529 COVID variant that showed up in southern Africa. They’ll need a new name if they want to keep up the panic because that’s a mouthful. It will likely receive a Greek letter.
One scientist described the numerous mutations of this variant as “horrific” and another told the BBC “it was the worst they’d seen”:
It is also incredibly heavily mutated. Prof Tulio de Oliveira, the director of the Centre for Epidemic Response and Innovation in South Africa, said there was an “unusual constellation of mutations” and that it was “very different” to other variants that have circulated.
“This variant did surprise us, it has a big jump on evolution [and] many more mutations that we expected,” he said.
In a media briefing Prof de Oliveira said there were 50 mutations overall and more than 30 on the spike protein, which is the target of most vaccines and the key the virus uses to unlock the doorway into our body’s cells.
Zooming in even further to the receptor binding domain (that’s the part of the virus that makes first contact with our body’s cells), it has 10 mutations compared to just two for the Delta variant that swept the world.
This level of mutation has most likely come from a single patient who was unable to beat the virus.
A lot of mutation doesn’t automatically mean: bad. It is important to know what those mutations are actually doing.
Of course, they worry the vaccine will not work against this variant. Um, duh. Again, why do you think we need a flu shot every single year?
EHRMEHGERD we’re all going to die.
The BBC also had a video explaining why we keep seeing new variants of COVID. We’re not stupid. Everyone knows viruses, like everything else in the world, evolve to survive.
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Anyway, the UK, EU, and Israel have already halted air travel to southern Africa.
Because, you know, the lockdowns and travel bans have worked so well in the past.
German Health Minister Jens Spahn said, “The last thing we need is to bring in a new variant that will cause even more problems.”
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said, “We are currently on the verge of a state of emergency.” British Health Secretary Sajid Javid declared it’s a “huge international concern!”
The Japanese government will force Japanese nationals to isolate and quarantine for 10 days and have constant testing when they come home from Botswana, Eswatini, Namibia, Lesotho, South Africa, and Zimbabwe.
In other words, this is never going to end. We all knew once everyone caved, hung onto every word from people like Fauci, and didn’t back down they would find every excuse to keep their power and relevance.
It’s a shame because when we face a virus like the ones in Outbreak and Contagion, you know, a virus that is a literal death sentence for anyone who catches it, no one will care or pay attention.
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“…because of the B.1.1.529 COVID variant that showed up in southern Africa.”
Translation: covid panic pr0n is losing its fear-factor among the herd, so MOVE THE GOALPOSTS AGAIN.
(but don’t you dare discuss herd immunity)
Of course, the new variant/strain was imminent. But the designated point of origin is useful in that it occurred about a week after the NYT’s article on South Africa farm workers on work visas in the Mississippi Delta.
The only solution is to withdraw to your castle in the country, lock the doors, and party until the Red Death has passed you by.
Don’t forget to change the filter in your gas mask.
And prep like your life depends upon it…it does.
Party? How droll. I shall call it a masque.
“‘Who dares?’ he demanded hoarsely of the courtiers who stood near him — ‘who dares insult us with this blasphemous mockery? Seize him and unmask him — that we may know whom we have to hang at sunrise, from the battlements!’
It was in the eastern or blue chamber in which stood the Prince Prospero as he uttered these words. They rang throughout the seven rooms loudly and clearly — for the prince was a bold and robust man, and the music had become hushed at the waving of his hand.” EAP
Personally a big fan of the guy who by conjecture died of rabies. Today, I can appreciate the Masque as a historical metaphor for Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Fidel, etc. without detracting from the supernatural beauty of the original. Bravo.
When the powers that grab can’t get you to comply there will always be a health crisis.
We need to put out foot down and insist that “health crises” don’t overrule the constitution.
End of story. Violate it at your peril.
Put Mayor Pete in charge. It takes a mutant to fight a mutation.
Scout 6 has sighted the enemy. Head for Point Luck.
“Just give us 3 weeks to flatten the curve”
Wall off S.Africa, let no one enter of leave until the zombie apocalypse kills them all or is wiped out.
Kidding of course, it will never end until they accept there are alternatives to treatment which they don’t want to be know so that means they don’t want it to end.
If it is so serious then cancel the Olympic in China.
Cancel it with about 40 megatons of aerial burst.
This is their pathetic attempt to remain relevant. Just say NO, and have the guts and capabilities to back it up.
Fortunately, I’ve just laid in another several months supply of toilet paper.
Evolution drives viruses to become more contagious and less lethal. The virus strains that dominate are the ones that are most easily transmitted to new hosts and those that don’t kill their hosts, but let the hosts go around coughing and sneezing and spreading the virus.
The Wuhan virus has become endemic throughout the world, just like influenza and the other coronaviruses that cause “common colds.” It will continue to mutate, and the new variants will spread more easily, but they will kill a smaller proportion of those who are infected. Like influenza, it will kill mostly the old and the weak.
Having gotten a previous variant (or vaccination against a previous variant) will usually prevent death or a serious infection, but you can still catch it and spread it. (ie “breakthrough” cases)
Like influenza and the common cold, the Wuhan virus is here to stay. We can thank China for opening this Pandora’s box.
“Evolution drives viruses to become more contagious and less lethal. ”
That was true with natural occurring viruses which didn’t have fake vaccine interference. Time will tell if that is still true. The evolving variants are now evolving to avoid a pseudo vaccine.
Evolution TENDS to drive viruses to become more contagious and less lethal, but that is not what HAS to happen.
Viruses evolve much more randomly than living things.
Also, a slow-killing virus (when it does kill on occasion) like COVID19 is already “less lethal” enough to spread quite efficiently.
A virus that spreads before symptoms appear through high viral loads does not have to become less lethal as it evolves. Mutations that increase viral load while suppressing symptoms could automatically make the virus more lethal. A virus that is selectively lethal (only kills some people) can also become more lethal with time if those who aren’t badly affected are more effective in spreading it.
But the real question is:
With 50 new variants, what do you do when you run out of Greek letters for the names? If you double or triple up, the names start looking/sounding like fraternities and sororities.
I think the military phonetic alphabet and numerals would be more fun and easier to remember. Can you imagine Fauci being required to say abbreviations of bad words and phrases, and anything including a “niner”? We might start seeing passive-aggressively named Covid variants — the verbal equivalent of the one-fingered salute when a member of the military is forced to take a photo with a political leader they can’t stand. This could be the beginning of a covert Covid codebook.
Actually, the Delta Tau Chi variant would be pretty cool.
Well, they did skip the “Xi” for this one…
How about a Brandon variant? Or like hurricanes?
Once upon a time hurricane names were all feminine. Then they started alternating, boy/girl names. Seems people are now less likely to heed storm warning of female Ned storm, than a male named storm, even if intensity is the same. I mentioned this to a leftist and he thought such neanderthal people deserve death in ensuing storms, for being so stupid.
Greek letters. Amateur.
Numbers to the rescue!
Variant 1040 (and its attenuated variant, 1040EZ).
Variant 16-33-45-78 (attacks only people over 65).
Variant 36-24-36 (attacks only birthing people).
Variant 2001 (the COVID computer virus).
Variant THX-1138 (markers detectable in many other variants).
Variant 666 (the variant to end all variants).
And just like that. The vaxx experiment failed and made things worse. This NWO Train is right on time.
So do hydroxychloraquin and ivermectin, with vitamins C and D, and zinc, have the same effect on these variations?
Wait. Here is a brilliant idea for the newspaper of record, the Babylon Bee….”Experts recommend doing all the things that didn’t work tho first time.”
The variant was designated “omicron”. The stock markets lost their minds too, the S&P 500 down 106 points, Russell 2000 down 85 points.
“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”
My grandma used to tell me a story about my dad; he was up against the neighborhood bully who before they fought, was spouting off all the ways he intended to hurt my dad. Before he was done, dad cut him off saying “no more talk” and hit the kid in the face who went down like a sack of spuds. Seeing the kid down on the ground, dad’s friends, who had also been bullied, lined up to kick and slap him while he was down.
I look forward to the day when the tyrants are shown to be nothing more than con-men (and women) and are deposed.
Oceania and Eurasia have always been at war with Eastasia.
They realized back in March that Biden is a disaster. The only way to survive is to keep us in lockdown until November 2024.
Haha, maybe that’s the plan, but Democrats are thwarted by states’ rights. Here in Free Florida, we haven’t been locked down since like spring ’20, no one wears masks (except tourists and a handful of lefties). Schools and businesses are open and all is well in our normal, Free world.
It’s hard for me to understand people bemoaning not going to relatives’ funerals or enjoying family and friends at gatherings for the various holidays because we never stopped that. Ever. Unmasked! Gasp!
To the left’s chagrin, they can’t lock down Red states (unless stupid azz Rep Govs allow it–none of whom, obviously, ever aspire to the presidency).
And yet, your red state has its own share of blue people.
I could more easily execute a panty raid in a cloistered convent than get in to visit my mother.
This is what you get for over-using leaky vaccines.
Leaky vaccines produce variants, and sooner or later, something deadly will emerge, if you keep using them over and over.
I am glad to read that the first dominant variant, the Delta variant, is more infectious but less harmful. The latest one is also more infectious, but less deadly. (We know it is less harmful, because the researchers are, of course, looking out for the more deadly variants that will eventually arise.)
We know from our experience with chickens (Marek’s disease) that overuse of leaky vaccines produces deadlier virus strains, eventually.
This variant emerged in South Africa, where almost nobody is vaccinated. There is a reason 2 major variants emerged in SA – AIDS is rampant in South Africa, and immunocompromised people can harbor infections for many months instead of clearing it in a week or two. Vaccines may eventually drive evolution of SARS2, but that doesn’t seem to have happened yet.
We’re really supposed to believe this, right? Too many people are realizing just how full of crap the ‘authorities’ are, so they had to come up with something new to scare the population with? How many ‘boosters’ is Fraudci going to demand we get for this one? Did I miss the part where they said whether or not it was more virulent than the last one?
Viruses don’t “evolve to survive” because they technically aren’t alive. They contain a relatively simplistic set of genetic instructions prone to high error rates that lead to a high mutation rate.
It’s a shotgun approach to replication with many low quality copies being made…there are also many unique copies made and some are functional enough to complete downstream turns of the virus cycle.
Viruses don’t evolve under the rules of selective pressures despite the appearances that they are a devious organism. They have neither the capacity to be devious nor to be an organism.
Evolution is a chaotic process that encompasses choice, Choice, and de facto (e.g. functional, statistically significant) outcomes.
Infection-induced and cross-reactive immunity have been scientifically confirmed to be more robust and durable than vaccinated immunity. The vaccinated are at progressive risk and probable silent spreaders.
Is a virus more likely to mutate in a vaccinated person (HEY! Let me in! I promise I’ll change)?
Or more likely to not in an unvaxxed person (Nice place ya got here. Think I’ll make myself at home!)?
In the movie, The Andromeda Strain, the scientists have figured out the best way to destroy the alien virus is to nuke it. The President hems and haws and just in time, the team discovers that nuking it is exactly the wrong thing to do, as it will mutate in a million different directions. Is it possible that the vaccines are the nuke?
The movie also never touched on why the organism killed humans, pets, etc., but not the vultures that were eating the corpses. The scientists (the experts, if you will), supposedly the smartest in the country, never even mentioned it. The experts weren’t so smart after all, were they?
(Spoiler – read the book for the answer.)
Too bad the new variant of concern isn’t from Mexico.
Biden’s travel ban would have stopped illegal immigration.